Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center at Montefiore

Rose F. Kennedy Center, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities


The primary mission of the Rose F. Kennedy UCEDD is to improve the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

UCEDD faculty/staff engage with community partners: families, self-advocates, voluntary, and governmental agencies, and community leaders to advise on the quality of life and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. This is achieved through collaboration and sharing technical assistance to provide direct problem-solving strategies to improve and innovate services and advance public healthcare policies.

UCEDD core activities are supported by the US Administration on Community Living (Grant: 90DDUC0095). Our UCEDD also receives support governmental and foundation funders such as: National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Robin Hood Foundation.


1. Community Education and Training

2. Community Service Technical Assistance and Model Clinical Services

3. Research and Public Policy Analysis

4. Advocacy and Information Disseminations


Contact us

UCEDD Co-Director
 Karen Bonuck, Ph.D. 

 UCEDD Co-Director
 Joanne F. Siegel, ACSW, LCSW

UCEDD/LEND Office Coordinator​
Amy Morales Lara, MSW

By Phone:
718.430.8500 / 718.839.7065 

By Email: 


Families and Providers share COVID 19 Experiences 

Bronx council building strong foundation 

Mother advocates 

Self advocacy training 

Click here to log in